Lozano, Navas featured on 2017 CONCACAF Male Best XI
Mexico standout Hirving Lozano (pictured) has been voted to the CONCACAF Male Best XI for two straight years. (Photo: Mexsport)
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MIAMI – The 2017 CONCACAF Male Best XI was revealed Tuesday with stars from six nations -- across each of the Confederation’s three sub-regions – earning a place in the squad

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, the 2017 CONCACAF Player of the Year, is featured in a selection that also contains Costa Rica teammates Bryan Ruiz, Kendall Waston and Cristian Gamboa.


2017 CONCACAF MALE BEST XI

GOALKEEPER: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid CF/Spain & Costa Rica)

DEFENDERS: Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders FC/USA & Panama); Hector Moreno (AS Roma/Italy & Mexico), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/Canada & Costa Rica), Cristian Gamboa (Celtic FC/Scotland & Costa Rica)

MIDFIELDERS: Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/Germany & USA); Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Clube de Portugal/Portugal & Costa Rica), Hector Herrera (FC Porto/Portugal & Mexico), Wilde-Donald Guerrier (Qarabag FK/Azerbaijan & Haiti)

FORWARDS: Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven/Netherlands & Mexico), Alberth Elis (Houston Dynamo/USA & Honduras)

2017 CONCACAF Male Best XI

Also highlighted in the side is Mexico forward Hirving Lozano, 22, who earned 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Golden Boot and Best Young Player accolades with Pachuca, before joining the Netherlands’ PSV Eindhoven in June.

This marks the third time that CONCACAF has named a Male Best XI, with Costa Rica’s Ruiz being the only player to earn inclusion on each occasion.

Defenders Waston and Gamboa; midfielders Christian Pulisic, Hector Herrera and Wilde-Donald Guerrier; and forward Alberth Elis are first time selections.

CONCACAF MALE BEST XI
Previous Selections

 

2015

GOALKEEPER: Tim Howard (Everton FC/England & USA)

DEFENDERS: Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders FC/USA & Panama); Giancarlo Gonzalez (US Citta di Palermo/Italy & Costa Rica); Hector Moreno (PSV Eindhoven/Netherlands & Mexico); Miguel Layun (FC Porto/Portugal & Mexico)

MIDFIELDERS: Andres Guardado (PSV Eindhoven/Netherlands & Mexico); Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/Canada & USA); Joel Campbell (Arsenal FC/England & Costa Rica); Jesus Corona (FC Porto/Portugal)

FORWARDS: Javier Hernandez (Bayer 04 Leverkusen/Germany & Mexico); Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Clube de Portugal/Portugal & Costa Rica)

 

2016

GOALKEEPERS: Keylor Navas (Real Madrid CF/Spain & Costa Rica)

DEFENDERS: Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC/USA & Costa Rica); Wes Morgan (Leicester City FC/England & Jamaica); Rafael Marquez (Atlas/Mexico & Mexico); Miguel Layun (FC Porto/Portugal & Mexico)

MIDFIELDERS: Christian Bolaños (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/Canada & Costa Rica); Atiba Hutchinson (Besiktas/Turkey & Canada); Andres Guardado (PSV Eindhoven/Netherlands & Mexico); Hirving Lozano (CF Pachuca/Mexico & Mexico)

FORWARDS: Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres UANL/Mexico); Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Clube de Portugal/Portugal & Costa Rica)